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Fingers Crossed! - New York, NY

Im very excited to share that Ive paid entire...

Im very excited to share that Ive paid entire surgery today and had my pre-op! Now im not too scared im just anxious to get this over with. I cant believe its finally going to happen, hopefully everything turns out great and i will post my beginning of the journey pics now. Just debating because its so embarrassing!

Shes not the most friendliest person in the world...

Shes not the most friendliest person in the world how i wouldve liked but i feel like she knows what shes doing. She told me she cant guarantee I will be flat because thres no way to remove intraabdominal fat (fat underneath your muscles) but she will try her best to remove the subdermal fat. In very afraid to have surgery and not be worth it. Im not even huge, ive seen bigger girls with nice results so thats what im hoping for. I bought an elliptical last night and i plan on busting my ass these last two weeks so i can lose at least 8 lbs. What do yall think?

Tomorrow mornings my surgery!! Ive been out and...

Tomorrow mornings my surgery!! Ive been out and about since this morning, getting my hair and nails done. i needed to look good since im gonna be feeling crummy for a while! I have one question though. I bought my stage 2 garment but it isnt up to the knees. I have heard that is were the swelling settles but i didnt think of it when ordering my garment. Hopefully i wont have a problem! OMG the nerves Wish me luck girls..

So my time has come!!! It is 6:30 am and Im all...

So my time has come!!! It is 6:30 am and Im all ready to go! Im waiting for hubby to get ready and omw i go. Honestly i havent slept the least bit, but i keep telling myself there is going to be plenty of time for that after the surgery lol! Im so nervous I got nauseous. Of course some higher power decided I should get a yeast infection last night, so here I am oozing monistat 1 and itching away SORRY TMI. I had a UTI last week and took antibiotics so heres the consequences. But i took the monistat anyways because Im having more antibiotics today and im assuming it will be much worse. Well here I am rambling away, see ya later time to go

New pics for post op day four, quite a bit of...

New pics for post op day four, quite a bit of swelling and bruising .

Hello fellow tters, I am 5 weeks post op tomorrow...

Hello fellow tters, I am 5 weeks post op tomorrow and i must say IM BACK IN MY PREOP JEANS!! So much looserr at the waist. I love it!! Im swollen as hell but i feel so good. I love my new contour. I have a waist now and a figure that ive NEVER had before!! I feel so good and the more i look through my after pics the more i cant believe its me!!
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Glad everything went well! your tummy looks good!
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I will be three weeks post op tomorrow, and if been given the ok to come off my binder!!!! OMG that is the best thing anyone has ever told me! Between sweating like crazy underneath it and trying to hide it underneath my clothes im completely sick of it. I hate that thing so much yet feel naked without it..lol So I have resumed sexual activity also although my PS says i should wait till 6 weeks. My husband just cant resist my new body. Everything else is fine, I am in my stage 2 garment although my PS doesnt think they are necessary. I ordered mine from makemeheal.com and I find that it isnt tight enough. I am usually an XL (before surgery) so I bought both an XL and a L and they are both way too comfortable. ( I had a seroma so i have to stay in tight compression for at least two more weeks) My PS says that I can wear a Spanx or Tight panty girdle for the seroma but other than that it isnt necessary. I went to Walmart and bought an Extra Firm Panty Girdle in a large and although I almost gave up on putting it on, with my husbands help I got it on and now I feel like im in heaven!! It was only 10 bucks as oppossed to the 80 bucks i paid on makemeheal.com and it is basically the same thing! Actually the cheaper one has more support. As for all the other healing, my lipo spots are getting softer (after being rock hard and lumpy) and my incision is fully closed. BB is shrinking nicely too. It is still triangle shaped, hopefully it goes into a circle! On another note, I remember when i started reading everyone elses journey and i heard about the depression and mood swings after surgery. I always said " Nah that wont be me, I know what to expect and i wont get depressed." But 3 weeks post op i can honestly say that Ive gotten depressed and at times i feel it wasnt worth it because im wrapped up in these tight ugly binders and sometimes i cant sleep nor wear my pre op clothes. But as time is going by i can honestly say it is definitely worth it and I am happy I did this for myself. My ugly pouch is gone and I am not self concious anymore, I now love my hubby when he puts his hands around my waist and can appreciate sex in a more satisfying way instead of worrying about where my fat is hangin from and how to disguise it!! Thanks girls for all you support and warm wishes. I will update pics tonight. For all you tt'ers hope your recovery is going smooth!!
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Thanks i will put new pics on tomorrow
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I am very happy to hear that everything turn out alright. Can't wait to see more pictures of you.
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So glad it turned out to be fine & that you're loving your results:)
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Awww thanks, im feeling ALOT better , i can honestly say im almost back to normal. Today is post op day 15 and my PS was finally able to drain my seroma yedterday. My tummy is flat again n i am in luv with my new body. The lump i felt was the binder all bunched up, how embarassing! I guess i was just to nervous that i took it way overboard, but even tho my seroma has filled up again i know it can be resolved painlessly and i dont regret my surgery one bit. Good luck to my fellow tters everything does get better with every passing day!!
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O and bye the way she drained 180ccs of fluid and still left some in tere. I go back on friday for more draining and sremoval of stiches from bb
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If I were you I will react the same, after seeing that sexy belly :-] But everything will be fine . As I told you I checked your PS and saw she has 30something years of experience. She will take care of you. I'm glad you're feeling much better and can't wait to compliment your sexiness so post some pics when you'll feel like.
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I am happy your doc is draining the seroma and that you are feeling at ton better! IT gets easier each day and I know we have our "blue" days when the swelling plays mind games on us...we will look back at this in a year and not regret a thing! Happy to hear you are feeling better!
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Hei Flubby , are you feeling better today? I really wish the situation will get better. I just wanted you to know that I'm thinking and praying for you. I didn't do mine but this doesn't mean I don't feel your pain
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Hey girl I'm so sorry you're going through this. Maybe u can call around & explain your situation to several different PS to see what they recommend. Don't stress yourself though I'm sure it will be fine it just may take some time
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Post op day 9, sort of confused. I went to PS and she tried to drain the seroma several times however she didnt get a drop. She told me to come back in 2 days n try again. Honestly im worried it will never go away n i will have this pouch of fluid forever, im disappointed as i only saw my flat tummy a few times n now i have a new pouch! I read all over the internet it should be drained sooner rather than later so as to not affect the end results so now i dont kno what to think.....
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I hope you were able to see the doctor today. Feel better and please let us know what happened.
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Oh Flubber I can imagine how terrified must feel just saying that word seroma. I'm so worry about you now. Your doc has 34 years experience so trust her. She might not be friendly but I'm sure with her experience her she will help you. I can't believe yesterday the fellow that I saw yesterday said same think about lipo-ing my upper abdomen. He said there is a need for blood circulation for TT. Hmmmm I'm pretty sure i read that most of the girls here got that lipo same time with lipo. I might have to investigate . I read that yesterday ur PS was off and I'm sure you went 2day.please tell us how it went and how you feel. I wish you good luck. Don't rush to the conclusion . It will take some time b4 you'll see result. I will check on you later
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looking good girl (smile)
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POST OP DAY 8 , not well today, I've developed a Seroma last night, I went to have a BM and was very constipated so I strained and when I got up to shower I noticed my Seroma . It is like wavy movement across my lower belly. I also noticed a small bump on my upper abdomen and immediately fell into a panic thinking I ripped my internal sutures! I cried all night and hardly slept. This morning I called my PS AND OF COURSE SHES CLOSED TODAY. I am waiting for her call as we speak and can't concentrate at all. What should I do? I'm not in severe pain and my belly isn't noticeably bigger except for the Seroma, the bump is small and sometimes I feel it sometimes I don't as it moves . Please give me some advice...
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Post op day 7, went to my first post op appt today SHE TOOK OUT THE DRAINS! It hurt like crap since she yanked them out in like half a second but I feel so awesome now!!! I'm ready to go shopping!! Hubby won't let me overdoit though so I guess I will stay home and rest. At least im not hunched over anymore, I would do this all over in a heartbeat everyone has been telling me I look super skinny I never heard that befor e I'm loving the new me!!
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Hi girls, today is post op day5 and i have to say i took my binder off to wash up and OMG i LOVE LOVE LOVE my new tummy!!!! I cant believe i can see my entire poom poom, woooowww i love it, i do have some swelling but i am already thinking of all the cute things im going to wear!! My recovery has been good so far NO PAIN AT ALL after day 3 . The drains sites were the only annoying thing but they seem to have numbed! Im not too swelled up either and im already walking straight. I do have some tips though for the ladies that havent gone in yet. 1. Have long straws handy, i use them to scratch inside my binder when i have my itching episodes lmaooo. 2. Definitely get the toilet seat raiser, u cant bend too low at first, so that is a must ( only 10 bucks at walmart.com) 3. If u dont want to sleep in a recliner, buy the elevated headrest with arms ( i will put up pics) and at least one memory foam pillow ( lifesaver). I slept on the bed since day one and i lovvvveeedddd it. No discomfort at all. You will need some pillows for under your feet as well. I can happily say that i am now sleeping flat on my back and walking straight, stopped taking my pain meds and am not too swollen thanks to the arnica and bromelain, i am in love with my new body and drains finally come out on monday
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Hi BBF. It's going to take a few weeks to see some results. You just went through some major repair work. The swelling will probably get a little worse before it get better. Hang in there.
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Ha ha don't think. It is too early. You'll look amazing
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So today is Post op day 4 and i can honestly sayi have ZERO pain! Monday the drains will be coming out thank god. I can already walk straight, thinkin not tight enough :( og well i saw my tummy n im not so sure about it. While it flat, it is all black n blue n has all the lines from surgery , it is also swollen so hubby put on his unsure face. My bb is very bruised too. I told him this isnt the end result but he thinks i easted my money n messed up my body, now im thinkin about whether it wad worth it! I have no rolls anymore and my kangaroo pouch is gone i like it but its not going to be perfect 4 days out........i dont kno wat to think
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Hei babe, I was thinking about you. Hope everything is alright with you. Can't wait to hear good news from you :-]
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Congratulations, can't wait to see your results.
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Thanks girls, today is post op day 2, im not in pain per say its just one of the drains seem to be pulling on my skin n burns so bad. If i didnt have these drains im sure ibcould move with no problems. My binder is so tight i cant feel my stomach or flanks, idont feel swollen yet, guess thats a good thing, see ya later im still very dizzy
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Whoooo whoooo happy healing . Rest baby
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